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, and stealing more than half a million dollars, mainly in family gold from indian americans in northern virginia. two other men, including her husband, have been charged. but that was hardly the case when i visited laha a year ago. $100,000 worth of diamonds, gold and other valuables snatched away. her community scared, paranoid and skeptical of everyone who came into their neighborhood. >> now, at least they can go to their house, sleep in their house. the house is a place where you live, and it was a hunting place. >> reporter: according to court documents, she found them by going to the white pages and having a scanner, tuned to police frequencies, she broke into dozens of homes. she listened to police scanners to make sure they wouldn't get caught while her accomplices stole priceless jewels. they felt victimized once again when the cases were dismissed on the state level. it all changed when the feds took over. >> the families still hold out hope that one day soto will lead them to the precious jewelry and gold that meant so much to them. >> it was like my tenth anniversary ring i get back,
still a few 50s on the map. mar martinsburg, west virginia, 57. andrews air force base 58. 64 degrees now in la plata, may maryland. a gradual increase in clds will ce our way duri the course of the afternoon. most of us will stay completely dry. there have been a few random rain drops in the panhandle of west virginia and far southern pennsylvania. but on thehole good weather for today. no rain threat for the redskins and the texans. >> good to hear it. thanks, chuck. >>> in our headlines now after almost five months there appears to be good newsfrom the gulf. the deepwater horizon well is almost officially closed. scientists confirm theractured rig is sealed off forever. the end of the leak doesn't mean the end of major problems in the gulf. nbc's jay gray has more now from venice, louisiana. >> reporter: the final pressure test should be over now but there's still no word on sults or if the well has been officially killed. in the final hours on the primary relief well after pumping in 74 barrels of cement and making sure it was set there was a sense of confidence and pride.
the bridge. take you to the beltway in virginia, lanes are wide open from braddock up to 66. nice, clean and green. 270, good morning, maryland, heading southbound, no incidents or accidents. a good amount of volume building between germantown road making your way to montgomery village avenue. now over to andrea. >> thank you, angie. >>> at the top of the hour, here are the stories happening today. bermuda officials are heading out to assess the damage caused by hurricane igor. the storm passed 40 miles to the west of the island but weakened to a category 1 hurricane. parts of bermuda were flooded from the heavy rain. over 19,000 people in the british territory are without power this morning. >>> prosecutors in michigan are holding a press conference today to announce more charges against the suspected serial killer. police believe he stabbed and killed five people in michigan. he is a suspect in two stabbings and hammer attack in leesburg, virginia. his attorneys expect prosecutors to charge his client with at least one murder and three to four attempted murder charges. >>> a virginia w
-food restaurants. police believe all five 06 these northern virginia businesses were targets of the same robber. a similar method was used in each holdup. >> reporter: this armed robber has struck five businesses since late july. three of them have been haircuttery salons. police say the surveillance video shows a serial armed robber purling a knife while 408ding up a haircuttery salon. he swiped money from cash registers at businesses in fairfax and always string between late morning and early aftnoon. >> we're working closely with the county detectives on this because he, obviously, sees no jurisdictional boundaries so neither can we. >> reporter: pice say the robber started the crime spree on july 26th when he held up a cash 'n carry on lee jackson memorial highway and struck again on september 6th at this kfc/taco bell restaurant. he then hit three haircutteres in fairfax county on september 12th and 14th. >> the frequency increased. the first case was more than a month ago and now he see to be doing it within a matter of days. that concerns us. >> reporter: in each case, the robber brandis
alert for drivers in virginia. major changes will take effect at one of the busiest sberks in ties -- sberks in -- intersections in tysons corner. natasha barrett is waiting to update us. >> there are a lot of changes going on here. i drive through this area a lot. i went to the redskins game, and i saw the big sign, and i thought, what's going on here? we're talking about the area near international drive in tysons corner. this area has been under construction for so long, we have all been dealing with it. here's another change. it basically affects the ramp off camebridge road. route 123, going in the direction of reston and wolf trap, that's shut down. the new exit is off 123 to the frontage road. this is because of the ongoing issues of building the metro out here in the depul dulles area. get this -- it started friday night. you will notice the change come -- this morning coming in and out of the area. the change goes all the way through the end of this year. live from tysons corner, natasha barrett, abc news. >>> it is easier to get to interstate 95 in northern virginia. the
in virginia and ohio. >>> on thursday, a woman is expected to be executed in virginia. the first woman to be put to death in virginia in a century. rebecca cooper has the story. >> is it the wrongful execution of a woman? >> the death penalty is reserved for the worst of the worst, and she is not close to that. >> or did she carefully plot the death of her husband and step son? >> i can say she is one of the most evil people there is. >> mcdonald says he remains convinced lewis acted in cold blood planning to collect insurance money by having her boyfriend, even going through her husband's pockets while he lay diing. >> i would tell the governor, if i were to speak to him, these are people i love very much. >> her defense attorney would say she is a victim herself of an evil boyfriend. >> she is on the cusp of mental retardation herself and she was an easy mark. >> if someone is close to mental retardation, they are not subject to the death penalty. . >>> police were responding to a domestic dispute call when a man with a rifle opened fire on officers. the man, identified as 28-year-ol
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with assault and intent to murder. he's a suspect in two stabbings and a hammer attack in northern virginia and another stabbing in ohio. >>> a tragic accident appears to have taken the life of a 17-month-old boy in silver spring, maryland. police say he died after getting entangledn a drapery call. a historical call from the child's mother brought rescuers to the apartment yesterday morning. the child somehow got oust his crib and got his neck caught in the window cord. officials prformed cpr and rushed him to hospital where he was pronounced dead. there are no signs of foul play. they are looking into this tragedy as an accidental death. >>> police in prince george's county maryland said the shooting death of a hyattsville teenager may have been gang-related. medics found the boy shot in a park on nicholson street and rushed him to the hospital where he died. so far no arrests. >>> police have now released th 911 calls made by people who witnessed the shooting and standoff inside johns hopkins university hospital. >> the shooting -- >> we had a shooting on the floor. >> do you know how ma
>>> gunfire shatters the quiet in one peaceful northern virginia enabled. good morning. welcome to news 4 today. i'm kmberly suiters. >>> a quick check on our forecast with chuck belthis morning. a little warmer now than compared to yesterday, right, chuck? >> very much so. tht's the story -- why is my brain not working already? >> let's start over. hi, i'm kimberly. >> that story will be repeated for many hours thrghout the day. on the whole a couple degrees warmer today than yesterday. you're going to notice the change as we go rough the rest of the afternoon all ahead of a weather front which promises to bring the return of some sligh ly cooler temperatures back into the area pour tomorrow. right now, though, temperature 63 downtown. there are cool spots on the map out into fairfax an loudoun county. temperatures in the low 50s this morning. even a few upper 40s in the sheltered most valleys up to the panhandle of west virginia even upper montgomery county. there might be a couple of 4s on the map. generally speaking we're going to have a pleasant day today. there are extra c
-- drivers in virginia. get ready for changes in tyson's corner. more with these changes and how it will affect you, nash nash. -- natasha barrett. >> good morning, lisa. i have to admit, i didn't know about the changes near the mall. there was a big orange sign that surprised me. it was good it was late and no one was behind me because i had to figure out my way around to get home. so this morning will be interesting for a lot of you driving in the tyson's corner area in virginia. what is affected is the ramp in the direction going to reston and wolf trap. anyone who knows tyson's corner or lives or works in the area knows about the traffic here and it is a mess. that is due to the metro project going on in this area. here are the changes happening now. it is the ramp from 123 to westbound route 7 in the tyson's corner area. there is a new exit out here from route 123 to the frontage road all for the ongoing construction for this major dulles metrorail project. it is going from this fri friday night -- it is going from this friday night until the end of the year. live from tyso
attacks, five of them deadly. stretching all the way from michigan to leesburg, virginia. he could face life in prison without parole. >>> is wrestling coach in fairfax county is accused of possessing child pornography. he was taken into custody after being involved in a traffic accident. he now faces 10 counts of possessing child pornography. he works as a wrestling official, and judging middle and high school matches in the region. >>> we had a major traffic alert. the traffic situation is about to get worse in the already congested tyson's corner area. fairfax county bureau chief is there life and will explain what is going on. >> this is one of the biggest injunctions in all of northern virginia. now it has changed today. a lot of people are trying to get used to it. instead of going down a major road, they are taking a road that looks like an accent. when it comes to doing business in tyson's corner these days, it is all about what the time saved. they are rerouting traffic. >> if you want to go southern, you have to time where you want to go and allow time. >> making deliveries ar
.m. >>> we learned new details in the deadly john cop minutes shooting. he was from northern virginia. >> good morning. lcome back to news 4 today. >> it is friday, september 17th, 2010. a live look outside at 5:00 a.m. it is 67 degrees. another cool, freshing morning after much needed rain came down overnight. tom says we still need more. >> yeah, we sure do. mos of the region we just tamp down the dust. farther to our north about 30 miles, a good amount of rain. half an ih in many locations there. this morning now the sky is drying out again. partly cloudy. good morning. starting off friday morning with mildemperatures i the wake of the overnight rain. in the 60s shenandoah valley, through much of virginia and maryland. # 1 at washington. mountains of western maryland, west virginia, upper 50s to near 60. the moving color is rain that came throug in a couple waves yesterday overnight and last night. exited north and east. getting heavy downpours in southern new england. highs reaching low 80s. mid-50s. great day for outdoor creation and fun. sunday, partly cloudy, mid-80s. dry into
that is everywhere may not be protecting you from getting ill. a study, from the university of virginia, says using alcohol- based sanitizer may not limit your chances of catching a cold or the flu. in a test, people who used the sanitizer still had germs on their hands. the amount was slightly less than those that didn't use it. the report appears in the daily progress newspaper. coming up next, howard with the forecast. >>> some dense fog this morning but it is gone. not a cloud to be found and a gorgeous afternoon. we will go to a break. the allergy update washed out from yesterday's rain. temperatures in the 70s. the full seven-day forecast looking ahead to next weekend when we return. >>> i'm peggy fox with the monday moms like me spotlight. today fostering a positive relationship with your child's teacher and why that is so important and how to do it. with us to explain is brenda hyde the publisher of washington family magazine. why is it important to do this? >> it shows your child you care and the importance of education and helps you meet the teacher and find out what the classroom situati
street bridge as a way to get into the district. in the beltway in virginia, everything is clear from the wilson bridge up to 95. making your way to 66. 495 in maryland north of the district, ever one is moving at speed. inbound new york avenue, no problems at this point between the times building and florida avenue. andrea back to you. >> with vincent gray all but certain to become the next mayor of d.c., this week we should learn more about the future of one of the key figures in at dry january fenty's administration. gray has a meeting scheduled with schools chancellor michelle rhee. kristen fisher joins us from d.c. public schools headquarters. >> reporter: good morning. ever spins vince gray won the democratic primary last tuesday, the big question following him is what will happen to d.c. school chancellor michelle rhee. initially at a press conference after the primary, gray said he would wait until after the general election before he made any sort of personnel decisions. now we are hearing it could be happening much sooner. here is why. rhee will be returning from vacation th
as the alternate. take you to the northbound trip on 95 in virginia. slow between the prince william parkway and 123 and approaching the fairfax county parkway. 395, drivers are also stuck in a delay stretching from edsall to seminary. 270 southbound is how we will wrap up. marylanders right now more drivers are hitting the road. we are tracking them from germantown road to 370. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. treasury secretary, timothy geithner will testify later today before lawmakers. the obama administration is taking a tougher stand with china. lawmakers say china exporters have an unfair price advantage making it harder for for american companies to compete the u.s. >>> a relief well could be completed today at the site of the largest oil spill in the nation's history. the broken well that caused the spill in the gulf of mexico could finally be sealed for good by sunday. it has been capped since mid july. >>> new figures were just released for the cost of phase two of the dulles metro rail project. the metropolitan airport authori
is the last hope for a virginia woman an death row. brian todd that has story. >> reporter: from virginia east death row, teresa sings for divine intervention. ♪ >> reporter: no miracles, yet. virginia governor refuses to slay the execution. if the supreme court doesn't intervene, lewis will die by lethal injection next thursday. i spoke with her before the ruling. because of the sensitivity of the case, it's limited to predetermined questions for her. we are not allowed to bring cameras into the facility where she was held. we are speaking to her on phone. if you could say anything to the governor at this point, what would you tell him? >> caller: i would tell the governor, if i could speak to him one-on-one how sorry i am. what happened to two people that i loved very much. and i just wish i could take it back. i am sorry to the people i hurt in the process. >> she pleaded guilty to the murder of her husband and stepson in their home in virginia. this was a crime of conspiracy. she didn't fire the shots. the two men who did only got life sentences. the judge called teresa lewis the head. h
to virginia is looking in to what caused the problem at the dmv and 25 orstate agencies. northrop grumman says it will pay for the end review. they have a $2.4 billion ten- year contract with virginia. >>> everyone should a wash their hands, and it appears women are more vigilant than men, but why? >> the surprising benefits of video games. i'm in los angeles and i will tell you what skills they help >>> taking a look at the living well headlines. health officials are growing more concerned about a super bug that is resist tan to nearly all antibiotics. it has sickened three people in this u.s. and canada. they people were receiving medical care in india where the problem is widespread. >>> americans are washing their hands more often. a new survey finds 85% of people wash their hands in public restaurants. that's up 8% since 2007 and the highest since the survey started. the h1n1 may have sparked the improvement. the survey found women wash their hands more than men. >>> as many as 9 million americans can be at risk for severe health problems and not even know it. the disease known as periphe
is set to be executed in virginia. theresa lewis is scheduled to die on thursday. she pleaded guilty in 2003 two- to-two counts of capital murder for hire. her husband and stepson were the victims. >>> world leaders are gearing up for the general assembly of the united nations in new york this week. all eyes will be on iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad who is known for his controversial remarks which include taxes on the u.s. and israel. ahmadinejad is calling efforts to end his current are you's nuclear program pathetic. secretary of state hillary clinton says iran is suffering because of those sanctions. >> the information we're getting is that the iranian regime is quite worried about the impact on their banking system, on their economic growth because they've already encountered some tough economic times and this is making it more costly. >> reporter: ahmadinejad says he is not blocking inspects from the u.n. but the international atomic energy agency says its inspectors have not been allowed to do her job. >>> sarah shourd is speaking out about her year spent in a prison in
to the outer loop, everything is clear from t 5 to -- 95 to 270. smooth sailing. virginia, 86 eastbound, making your way manassas and beyond, looks like a nice quiet commute. take you to 395, tracking the northbound trip here. you want to watch for that traffic pattern at the 14th street bridge. that's where you are forced to lose a left listen. wrap it up before this. 95 northbound no complaints making your way from fredericksburg to the springfield interchange. back to andrea. >>> at 7:00 this morning, polling stations will open across the district, even though this is only primary day because of the city's overwhelmingly democratic population. voters will essentially be choosing their next mayor. by all accounts mayor fenty is in trouble. polls show him trailing vincent gray. both men tried to earn last movie minute support. >> reporter: gray met commuters at the metro station and had a good reception. >> i think he will do a great job and i don't think he will make promises he can't keep. >> reporter: gray is leading among some that say the city has made progress under fenty. >> i have seen
. don? >> jacqui, thank you very much. >>> grandmother sits on death row tonight in virginia. her appeal for clemency has been denied. brian todd talks to her days before she is scheduled to die. >>> how could this happen. look at that video. that is a toddler right there in that highlighted spot right in the middle. the toddler crawls into traffic. wait until you hear what the baby's mother says about all this and what happened behind it. [ female announcer ] when you're living with bipolar depression... ...it's easy to feel like you're... ...fading into the background. that's because bipolar depression doesn't just affect you. it can consume you. seroquel xr is one option proven effective to treat bipolar depression. for many, it's one pill, once a day here is some important safety information... you should be aware of. call your doctor if you have unusual changes in mood... ...behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these... ...in children, teens and young adults. elderly dementia patients taking seroquel xr... ...have an increased risk of death. call your doctor
, virginia and his mother are both dead. the wounded doctor is still in the operating room but expected to survive. reporting live from baltimore, andrea mccarran, 9 news now, back to you. >> andrea, what have you learned about security at the hospital? >> reporter: well that's an interesting question. hospital administrators, after the virginia tech shooting, say they felt compelled to look into security here. we're going to take a look at that at 6:00 because it applies to most hospitals in our area. no magnetometers, we'll take a look at what is in place and what has been considered and what is realistic here at johns hopkins for a hospital that has more than 80,000 visitors a week. also coming up at 6:00, we'll talk to a man who first learned his sister, who is working in the hospital, was in this chaos by her facebook posting later -- again that's coming up tonight at 6:00. >> andrea, thank you so much. >>> a district heights man slammed his car into an ambulance, killing himself and two passengers. the ambulance had lights and siren on but the driver never hit the brakes. the cras
for most part. but we're starting to use the brakes duke to seminary. and 495 in virginia, no incidents to report are. back to you. >>> right now we're following breaking news. we've received word of a shooting on capitol hill and c streets. right now they set up a command post. one person has been transported to the hospital. we don't know who was shot or y we have a crew headed to the scene. and we'll bring you any new details as soon as we get them. >>> here's a quick look at some of the stories happening today. virginia's governor will decide whether to grant clemency to teresa lewis. she's on death row for plotting the deaths of her husband and stepson. >>> boards of you'll inside the and continental airlines will vote on their merger. uniteddest coast shub at dulles -- hub is at dulles airport. >>> as the world turns ends his show after 30 years. >>> imagine adding two more hours to your morning commute. that is what some new studies is suggesting will happen when a new defense building will open its doors. there's a potential traffic nightmare. >> to ask us in any way to this sit
that is the case here. >> isolated areas, we have h a drought in virginia, panhandle. our region needs rain. doesn't appear we will get any. temperatures dry, 80 degrees, a few high clouds drifting through. west virginia, near 70. the clouds drifting in, out of the north and west. we will have those with us in the afternoon, a lot of sun, highs, low 80s, and tonight, be down in the mid 50s, and then, ere is a chance of a passing shower thursday night into friday morning, dry off with highs near 80. saturday, a beautiful day, upper 70s, near 80 with a lot of sunshine. morning lows in the 60s. both of those days that is the way it looks. >>> state employees in virginia may be working just four ds a week. the virginia department of planning and knowledge said it could save mlions on energy. employees woul work 10-hour days four days a week. if lawmakers adapt the recommendations, virginia would be the second state to follow the four day work week. >>> robberies on the trave system are becoming more common, and small electronic devices are a price target. they can be easily especially those near or cl
night, too. still looking at some extremely dry conditions over eastern west virginia. pretty dry here. then severely dry conditns still downround culpeper, rappahanck and going over to the shenandoah valley. we need that rainfall. our radar currently is quiet. i know we've got the clouds out there but those clouds are moving out ofhere. we'll talk about the next rain chance coming up. our temperatures, nothing like yesterday. we got past 90 degrees. capitol hill at 79. trinidad, too. you folks in fairfax county, 74 degrees. a little cooler. then your warm spot is south. 82 now in leonardtown. cooling down to 65 by 11:00 p.m. our skies will be clearing out this evening. a gorgeous seasonable weekend coming our way and a dra pattern going into next week. we'l talk about that and the fact thatkarl, hurricane karl, just made landfall around mexico. that coming upnd what's going on with igor as it approaches bermuda. >>> we are following a story in silver spring. police are investigating the tragic death of a toddler. a 17-month-old boy was choked to death after getting tangled in a window
a northern virginia man may have staged a violent incident at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. police say that he shot a doctor, shot and killed his mother, then turned the gun on himself. >>> this morning, that doctor is recovering. now, the gunman's family says he was likely overcome with grief about his mother's conditions. fox 5's sarah simmons joins us this morning. >> good news, the doctor underwent surgery and is expected to be okay. the shooter's brother says he believes his brother is upset over his mother's surgery, because she probably wouldn't be able to walk again. police say paul warren hardic pulled a gun and shot his motor's doctor while the surgeon was updating him on the condition of his elderly mother. the bullet went right into the doctor's stomach. he barricaded himself with his mother. he killed his 84-year-old mother and then himself. for more than two hours, people were frightened but knew little about what was going on inside. >> my boss came running in. and he said there was a guy running around with a gun and to stay put. >> it's scary, just knowing that someone
involved in the shooting were not hurt. >>> police have determined a rash of robberies in northern virginia are connected. the spree began in july 26 with the holdup of a cash and carry store. the crimes continued this month with robberies of a taco bell and haircutlies in centerville and ashburn. in each case, the suspect brandished a knife and removed cash from a register. that suspect is described as a white male with dark blond hair believed to be in his late 20s to early 30s. >>> prosecutors say they are filing more charges against a suspected serial killer. police believe elias, stabbed and killed five people in michigan. he is also a suspect in two stabbings and a hammer attack in leesburg. most of the victims were black. so far, abdul is only accused of trying to kill a 26-year-old man. prosecutors in michigan are expected to lay out additional charges next week. >> we are still waiting to hear tonight whether governor mcdonnel will grant clamency. they are all but certain to put teresa to death next thursday night. ministers and a novelist are pleading for mercy. >> along a drive
days, virginia is scheduled to execute its first woman in nearly one century, in one decision that could save her life. we begin with a case that is making headlines across the country. later this week, the virginia woman is said to be executed by lethal injection. the circumstances surrounding her case, are creating quite a controversy, and they have filed with the u.s. supreme court. richard reeve is live. >> the attorney for her once the high court to take a look. it is a fascinating case of murder for hire dating back to 2002. the death row inmate has just days to live now. she is scheduled to die by lethal injection on thursday. but she is as evil a person as i have ever met. -- >> she is as evil a person as i have ever met. >> she is accused of masterminding the death of two people. >> i am sorry for all of the people i have heard. >> authorities say she planned the killings in order to collect $250,000 in insurance money. she talked about her request for clemency and life sentence. >> how sorry i really am. this happened to people i love very much. >> she did not shoot
5:00 in the morning. 66 at national airport. ral areas of maryland and virginia, many locations upper 50s. near the bay, though, low to mid-60s. in the mountains, upper 50s. over the last 12 hours, a few high clouds drifting north an west. highs reaching the low 80s. 50s tomorrow morning. mostly sunny wednesday, near 80. area of low pressure will give us a small chance of a passing shower thursday night. perhaps into friday morning. weave to dry out a bit with highs near 80. now let's check traffic on this tuesday morning. jerry, how is it looking? >> looking good this morning so far. capital beltway, inner loop and outer loop, top side from american league to bridge doi fine. south side, no woies. getting from an trues air force base to alexandria to i-95 moving along nicely. speaking of the wilson bridge, here's the outer loop, the inner loop. again, moving along with the travel lanes open. >> thank you, jerry. >> today could decide who the next mayor of the district will be. voters will heado the polls in about two hours. fenty is vying for second term but he is facing challe
'donnell is scheduled to speak at a conservative summit. she defeated nine-term congressman mike castle. virginia governor mcdonnell and former governor massachusetts mitt romney and knew gingrich are expected to attend. >>> president obama went on the attack against republicans last night. he likened the economy to a car, saying that the gom run it into a ditch and watched as democrats tried to fix it. >> we get this car back on the road and we can see the way forward. and we get a tap on our shoulder and we turn around and it's the republicans. and they say, can we have the keys back? no. you can't have the keys back. you don't know how to drive. >> president was speaking at a fundraiser for connecticut senate candidate rich bloomingthal. >>> this is a measure aimed at boosting up small businesses and hopefully getting them to hire again. of course people would want that. the senate has passed this new bill. it would establish a $30 billion government fund to open up lending for credit-starved businesses and give them more tax incentives. >>> rates on a zero year fixed mortgage averages 3.47%.
in baltimore. fredericksberg, virginia, at 56 degrees and in higers town it is 60 degrees at this hour. and here, not a cloud in the sky. clear skies across most of the area and a couple of clouds off to the south and east and we do not expect any precipitation today. after a cool start, mostly sunny. normal high would be 80 degrees and we're looking for a eye of 83 in the middle of the afternoon. that's a look at the weather. now another look at this morning's rush hour traffic with julie wright. >>> outer loop had yet another crash as traffic merges from 95 to the outer loop. outer loop delays from college park into silver spring, with 95 flowing south to the parkway. bwi is better source. past 9, the pace improves toward university boulevard. southbound 270 delays, and on and off the brakes from falls road toward the split. in virginia, no change here, northbound 95 jammed up in the main line out of woodbridge leaving the prince william parkway. slow traffic in springfield, 395 slow to seminary road. on route 1 delays to 123, traffic slows again toward fort belvoir. that's a check o
in the second quarter. virginia is up by 7. they find bailie for the score. 10-10, 173 yards and three tds just to start the game. the third quarter maryland is trying to mount a come back down 28-7. he hit smith in stride. that is good for an 80-yard td but just not enough today. maryland falls to west virginia 31-17. >>> elsewhere virginia tech beat east carolina 49-27. uva was off. they had a buy week. navy highlights and virginia tech highlights all sorts of stuff coming up on the long version of the extra. >> a super-sized. >> dust off your ugg boots for hockey. >> i almost thought about putting them on. >> just put on skates for that. >> thanks, lindsay. >> yes. >> thanks, lindsay. >>> we will talk about another lindsay. this one is headed back to the slam he were. still ahead. no, lindsay lohan, of course. what did she do now that landed to the n more jail time. public. hear what that is coming up. [ music ] cun ayausutp ay ring ring. progresso. everyday i eat your soups instead of going out to lunch, i save a lot of money. that's great. so, your delicious rich and hearty soups have made
to virginia to michigan. watch. >> people in this district are mad and i'm mad too. >> you took on congress. standing up against a congressional pay raise. voting against the health care bill because it costs too much. and going against his own party, he voted against the wall street bailout. >> i must ask myself ten times a day what is washington thinking? we're fed up and so am i. that's why i voted against bailing out wall street. i went to work for michigan. >> those are the three democratic house incumbents, but it's not just house democrats, mike castle, mike newman, even the grandson of richbd nard nix. ties to the republican establishment especially if you carry the title of congressman could be a career ender this year. republican and democrat running this year who are avoiding the party label completely. can you guess which party these candidates belong to? take a look. >> bill saved a lot of jobs. >> and he created a lot more. >> bill young has always created jobs in florida. >> this successful program created jobs, jobs, jobs. >> this is an ordinary man who does extraordinary th
with some opposition within his own party. and at least two of the lawmakers opposing him are from virginia. that's where president obama was. today he visited with a family and health a backyard talk with their neighbors. steve handelsman has the story. >> reporter: to try to save his plan to hike taxes on the well off but leave the tes alone for everyone else, president obama pleaded his case in a backyard in fairfax, virginia. >> if we have a tax system that is fair, and helps the middle class, and it also attends to our long term deficit problems -- >> reporter: but the president's polical problems sat a few feet away. >> congressman -- >> reporter: the local house lawmaker is a democrat. but connelly opposes tax hikes on anyone. virginia democratic senator jim webb and at least three more senateemocrats and independent democrat joe lierman oppose the obama plan. as the senate got back to work, that empowered republicans. >> that's why i'm introducing legislation today that ensures that no one in this country will pay higher income taxes next year thanhey are right now. >> reporter: wou
, it was in the mid-40s this morning. there now near 70 in much of maryland and west virginia. carolinas now upper 70s to nr 08 there. er the last 12 hours we had the rain we had yesterday move off the atlantic seaboard and some of that lingering moiure this morning condensed and forming that fog. but it has burned off and for the rest of the afternoon should be sunny and mild. highs reach low 80 by midafternoon. a look at the rest of the weekend. that'll be coming up in just a couple minutes, barbara. >> okay, tom. thank you. >>> and we ve a traffic alert for drivers who use the 14th street bridge, a new traffic pattern taking eect today. you can see the entire left shoulder of the bridge is now closed to traffic. you'll be able to get by work zone on the four right lanes. the new pattern has been in place since 5:00 this morning. this is the next phase of the construction. this marks the halfway point in that bridge project. and let's say good morning to a guy who's been gone too long. jerry edwards, welcome home. >> hi, barbara. good to be back. good morning, eryone. speaking of the 14th street bri
from virginia beach. >> reporter: we're here where they're still plucking people out of the water from hurricane danielle and the rip currents and waves that that storm generated. hurricane watches are posted for this area and evacuations in some areas under way already. we'll have the latest forecast track on hurricane earl and the most news in the morning continues. >>> welcome back to the most news in the morning. storm preparations are under way right now all along the east coast with hurricane earl fast approaching. earl is passing near the turks and caicos islands this morning. it's just been downgraded to a category 3 hurricane with 125-mile-an-hour winds. still pretty fast. >> oh, yeah. north carolina is on notice because of earl. authorities have ordered tourists and people living there to leave the barrier islands. one of them is accessible only by ferry. also cape look outnational seashore. earl is on track to brush by the carolina coast by tomorrow night and the hurricane watch is up along the outer banks as well. >> fema is urging people to stock up on supplies and have an
items from his pockets and ran away. anyone with information is asked to call police. >>> a virginia woman on death row has just days to live. she is said to be executed by lethal injection, the first woman to be put to death in almost one century. the u.s. supreme court could stop this, and that is where rebecca cooper has more. >> she is scheduled to become only the 12th woman in the united states to be executed since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, and this is the first virginia woman since 1912, but the governor says he will not block be lethal injection, and it is up to the supreme court. -- he will not blago be so injection -- not block the lethal injection. >> the death penalty is for the worst of the worst, and she is nowhere near that. >> she is the most evil person i have ever met. >> she is scheduled for execution on thursday unless the court grants were a last-minute reprieve 3 and their supporters asking the governor to spare her, but he decided not to intervene note -- unless the courts grant her a last-minute reprieve. there are supporters asking the governor
of west virginia, temperatures there are near 60. over the last 12 hours, the bulk of the heavier rain fell north of washington in pennsylvania. they hadevere weather. new york city, they're getting that there. long island, heavy downpours and strong winds. for, we'll have some sunine. afternoon highs into the low 80s. and increasing sunshine by late afterno. great weather for all the games. partly cloudy sunday, mid-80s. good wther for the skins game sunday afternoon. how is our traffic, ashley? >> well, od morning. we are starting you off with a big problem. outer loop is shut down between connecticut avenue and 355. this is the headlights on connecticut area. it happened in the 10:00 ho overnight. hazm spill. they're still cleaning it up. no delaproblems exi right now b traffic is light. this is going to be a big issue for beltway drivers. back to you. >>> thanks ve much, ashley. >>> for the first time two of the discovery channel employees spoke out about their four hour ordeal. they talked publicly to oprah winfrey. they said they were forced to lie on the floor of the discovery b
are traveling over in virginia, you're going to find lanes are open on the beltway inner loop, leaving 50 toward 66, as an earlier accident cleared, but the inner loop of the beltway is slow leaving 236 toward 66 and in bound 7 at 123, that's where they have a crash with only one lane getting by. 66 in separate stretches slowing at manassas, fair oaks to 123 and again at the beltway. southbound 270, lanes open out of rockville but slow in the main line and the local lanes as you travel southbound toward the split. busy on the top side approaching and passing 109 and delays in germantown. outer loop below speed from 95 to georgia avenue. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> an american woman held in iran prison for more than a year speaks out about her ordeal. sharia shourd's comments come as the president arrives in new york for the u.j. general assembly. she was charged with spying and two other americans, her fiance and friend. they say they mistakenly crossed the board when hiking in 2009. and while shourd said she is happy for her freedom, she does not feel completely free. >>
but should be clearing in the next 30 minutes. math sailing 95 to 270. no complaints. in virginia, 66 eastbound appears to be moving well out of manassas to inside the beltway. 95 northbound, also checking out okay from the beltway to the 18th street bridge and 95, before that, we are looking at a one hour drive from fredericksburg to the springfield spore change. back to you. primary day 2010 has come and gone and there's major changes in our region. specifically in the district of columbia. the citizens of dc voted and mayor fenty has been defeated by vincent gray. with t 0% of precincts reporting, gray finished with 53% of the vote while mayor fenty carried 48%. chairman -- gray's victory assured he will be the next mayor since there is no republican running in the general election. >> make no mistake, we will work to restore your trust in city government by being fiscally responsible by bringing back transparency and sending a message that the days of play to pay politics are over in district of columbia. >> reporter: the mayor conceded the race at 2:45 this morning. he was critic
intervenes, theresa lewis has less than four days to live. virginia governor says he will not spare the life of the 41- year-old woman. lewis would become the first woman executed in virginia in nearly a century. she is scheduled to die by lethal injection thursday by plotting to have her husband and stepson killed in 2002 so she could collect a $250,000 life insurance policy. lewis supporters argue she doesn't deserve to die because she is borderline mentally retired and manipulated by a smarter conspirator. >>> iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york city for the annual general assembly of the united nations. sunday he was interviewed by the associated press. he says the future belongs to iran and the united states must except that iran has a major role in the world. >> the mothers of two hikers still being held in iran won a face-to-face meeting with the country's president. >> we are encouraged that perhaps the humanitarianism will be renewed and continued and josh and shane will be home soon. >> reporter: they spoke at a new york news conference sunday with sarah shourd hou
house for only 37 bucks. >>> she didn't pull the trigger, but a 41-year-old grandmother in virginia is about to die for plotting to kill her husband and stepson eight years ago. it's been five years since a woman has been executed in this country. cnn's brian todd reports on why some think she should be spared. >> reporter: from virginia's death row, teresa lewis sings for divine intervention. ♪ >> reporter: no miracles yet. the governor refuses to issue a stay of execution for the first woman slated to be put to death in virginia in nearly a century. if the supreme court doesn't intervene, lewis will die by lethal injection by next thursday. i spoke with her before the governor's ruling. the questions are limited to just a couple of predetermined questions for teresa lewis. we're also not allowed to bring cameras into the facility. we're speaking to her on the phone. if you could say anything to the governor r at this point, what would you tell him? >> i would tell the governor if i could speak to him one-on-one, how sorry i really am for allowing this to happen to two people tha
of virginia. mid and upper 50s district of columbia, mid-60s right near the bay and atlantic beaches. radar scanning the sky. >>> well, the race for mayor of the district could be decided today. voters head to the polls t get the ballots in the mayoral democratic primary. mayor adrian fenty is locked in a heated battle with vincent gray. news 4's megan mcgrath is live at the bell multicultural high school where residents will begin voting in less than an hour now. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning. very quiet right now. in about an hour the doors open at all the polling places across d.c. 22,000 people have already cast ballots in early voting. thousands more are expected to vote toda adrian fenty, who so decisively won his first term, is now battling for reelection. his opponent, gray, hoping to unsat him. mayor adrian fenty attended a rally in southeast on monday, fighting an uphill battle in most polls, fenty is pointing to his record and promise to go change his leadership style if re-elected. >> i think what you're seeing from all eight wards, people understand way more go
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the shooting at virginia tech, they launched an intense investigation into how they could best make their hospitals safer. they say they are once again going to be looking into safety policies here at the hospital. they say they do not have wands to wave down and check for guns every single person who comes into the hospital. they get some 80,000 visitors a week at johns hopkins. they will now look into security. meanwhile, police say there is still a crime scene here. they are continuing in the investigation and trying to look more into the background of this warren davis. derek valcourt, wjz "eyewitness news." >> thank you. we continue with andrea fujii. she's been on the scene all day and joins us now with reaction to the situation. andrea? >> reporter: good afternoon. you can see things are relatively back to normal. earlier today, these streets were blocked off and people are now traveling freely up and down east madison. take a look at what was happening earlier this afternoon. earlier, workers and visitors and just people were milling around not knowing what was going on. man
is okay from t 5 past 270. live conditions here at university. virginia 66 heading eastbound tracking the trip, as well. everything is good from centreville past 50 to the capital beltway. as we take you over to 395 northbound, lanes are wide open. no issues to report making your way from t 5 past shirlington and beyond. back to you. >>> campaign 2010 in the district has led to a new mayor. voters ousted mayor fenty in the democratic primary in favor of city council chairman vincent gray. with 90% of precincts reporting gray leads with 53% of the vote to fenty's 48%. -- 46%. chris fin fisher is live with more. >> this race wasn't called until 2:00 this morning. and gray didn't even give his tip stance speech until a half hour later. so this is a very, very late night for even involved from all the campaign workers here at the headquarters to the campaign itself. vince gray took the stage at 2:30 this morning. this victory virtually assures that gray will be the city's next mayor. after all he has no republican challengers and fenty previously said he will not be a write in candidate.
. >> a few days ago, a half dozen horses from west virginia dame to days end, and those horses came from a place that called itself a rescue farm. >> the farm in west virginia was supposed to be a horse rescue, but as it turned out, the 53 horses there needed to be rescued. >> you can almost see it in their eyes, the pain and neglect. >> you can look into their eyes and see. i think the eyes are the window to the soul. you can read a lot of their expressions. >> six what appear to be throw bread horses, some close to deag, are being -- death are being cared for. >> this is normally covered with flesh underneath the flesh. it is basically skeleton and skin. this horse this weigh between 1,000 pounds and he probably weighs 750 at the most. >> the horses were brought here from what was suppose to be a horse rescue farm in west virginia. starving. six -- >> you can't be a caring human watching an animal suffering and not do something about it, let alone being a rescue and watching them starve to death. >> yesterday they wondered if they would make it through the night. >> by the grace of god
of virginia compared to those that have all in it and those that do not. the results were surprising. >> a federal agency is changing a crucial policy on illegal immigrants, apparently in response to a fatal collision in colusa county. partners at wtap radio first reported the story. if cracks the horrible collision -- >> the world book collision killed one sister and injured two other nuns. an illegal immigrant with two drum driving arrests through gasoline -- and drunk driving arrests threw gasoline on an hot topic.g the legislation would call for deportation. alesi previous policy did not previous policy did not call for a hold of the illegal aliens charged. the policy would lock of illegal aliens charged with d y and keep them there through the -- and charged with a d y and keep them there 3 the -- the policy would lock of illegal aliens charged illegaldui and keep them -- charged with a dui and keep them there until they are deported. >> they will most likely keep one charged with a violent offense rather than one charged with drunken driving. >> some students are getting a pat
's, near e bay, mid to upper 70s, upper 70s in central virginia and down through the carolinas in the low 80s. roanoke is at 80 degrees. out of the mountains of western maryland, west virginia, near 50 this rning, now in the low 60s. eastern shore away from the waters right now near 70. e view from space over the last 12 hours showing a northerly flow coming down from canada as high pressure noses down. it's cleared out our sky. we'll ve plenty of sunshine for the rest of the afternoon. it will be mild, a bit blustery at times, winds gusting to 10 to 25 miles an hour as highs reach the upper 70s to near 80 by midafrnoon. a look at the rest of the week, somehanges on the way as well as the weekend, and we'll look at the troipics, too. that's coming up. t? >> thanks, tom. >>> let's head to the roads now and check out the traffic this midday. jerry edwards is with us from the news 4 traffic network. hey, jry. >> hey, pat. good morning to you. good morning, everyone. well, construction crews have taken an additional travel lane for the midday along 395 northbound, 14th street bridge, not unco
of virginia for the past four years. >> police do not believe paul partis, the man who terrorized johns hopkins hospital, planned ahead of time, to shoot his elderly mother's doctor. >> no one has indicated to me any level of premeditation. again, back to our investigation. i don't know -- we don't know yet if it was in his daily routine, coming and visiting his mother, that he always had that gun. >> investigators say he was distraught over her prognosis. and used a tiny, 32-caliber cal tech semi automatic handgun, like this one, hitting dr. david cohen with a single shot to the stomach, before killing his mom and then himself. >> it's a very, very small weapon. the whole thing could be concealed in the palm of your hand. >> reporter: partis had a permit to carry a concealed weapon in virginia. but he had no criminal record. >> reporter: partis lived with his mother in this home in arlington, virginia. his brother said he'd make the driver to johns hopkins almost daily, where she was getting treatment to battle cancer. and he thought her health was not improving. >> i guess he thought
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